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White House: Trump wants U.S. forces
in Syria back home as soon as possible

Reuters, by Staff

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 4/15/2018 7:50:32 PM

Washington - US President Donald Trump still wants US forces in Syria to return home as soon as possible, the White House said on Sunday, after French President Emmanuel Macron said he had convinced Trump to keep a US presence there for "the long term." "The US mission has not changed -- the president has been clear that he wants US forces to come home as quickly as possible," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a statement. "We are determined to completely crush ISIS and create the conditions that will prevent its return. In addition we expect our regional allies and partners to take greater responsibility

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Well, it looks like Macron got President Trump to repeat his desire to get our troops out of Syria. (Does Trump or Sarah Sanders ever relax on Sunday?)

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: GO3, 4/15/2018 8:05:46 PM     (No. 11603316)

Listen, Macron. It´s your former colony, so you police it.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 4/15/2018 8:42:20 PM     (No. 11603353)

For far too long, Uncle Sugar has policed and paid the bills and the rest of the world just goes along without doing their fair share in financing. Time they picked up the tab for this, and if they screw it up, don´t expect us to come clean up the mess.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: planetgeo, 4/15/2018 9:52:55 PM     (No. 11603413)

If indeed Assad was responsible for the asserted chemical attack, then I fully support our action. But I must say I´m troubled by the timing of this claimed attack. President Trump had just stated that he wants us out of Syria a few days earlier, and suddenly the attack occurs with convenient video coverage of children being hosed down and given inhalation therapy.

Possible? Yes. But the timing is a bit too coincidental. I hope President Trump is getting reliable intelligence. Honestly, I´m not that confident that he is. This is a potentially very dangerous situation that may in fact be manipulated for devious reasons.

Mr. President, please get multiple independent sources to confirm these asserted attacks. It´s clear you are not being honestly served by the current leadership of our intelligence agencies.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Bighambone, 4/15/2018 9:55:51 PM     (No. 11603415)

What’s wrong with President Trump wanting to bring all US troops back to the USA as soon as possible?

In that context “as soon as possible” could be years from now depending on both the strategic and tactical situations as time goes by.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 4/15/2018 11:02:56 PM     (No. 11603457)

Think Trump said this during his Presidential run. He also questioned a validity of the Iraq war? This is not a surprise. He always said he would bring our troops home.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 4/15/2018 11:09:08 PM     (No. 11603462)

So, what is stopping the Commander In Chief from pulling them out by Wednesday? Hmmm? As i have said, we have no rat in this trap. We need to be out. We never should have been in there in the first place.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: strike3, 4/16/2018 3:41:33 AM     (No. 11603536)

I agree with #4, it´s all relative. We spent many years rebuilding and retraining Iraq but when Stinky pulled our people out it all went to hell again and ISIS was created. Nation building is a long term job and we need to get something out of it or not do it in the first place. Sure, there has been progress in Iraq and Afghanistan but it´s fragile. It´s like sending your kids out in the world to make their own way at age 12.

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